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Triple Threat: Art, Ambition, and Motherhood
Bold new personal narratives—a memoir, a novel, and “autotheory”—offer unsentimental, candid perspectives on childbirth, the body, motherhood, aging, and creativity. Featuring three formidable forces in contemporary literature: Heidi Julavits (The Folded Clock: A Diary), Maggie Nelson (The Argonauts), and Elisa Albert (After Birth). Moderated by Emily Chenoweth (Hello Goodbye).
Please note: Attendees must purchase or pick up their festival tickets at the Portland Art Museum box office before entering the First Congregational UCC (buy online now and avoid long lines!). All signings for authors on the Cole Haan Stage will be at the First Congregational UCC. HOWEVER, all book sales will be at the Powell’s festival bookstore at the Portland Art Museum. Therefore, attendees are VERY STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to purchase books they would like signed by authors appearing on the Cole Haan Stage BEFORE entering the First Congregational UCC.
Maggie Nelson is the author of several acclaimed books of poetry and prose, most recently On Freedom: Four Songs of Care and Constraint (2021). In 2016 she was awarded a MacArthur “genius” Fellowship. She teaches at the University of Southern California and lives in Los Angeles.